February 2008

By Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg The San Francisco Chronicle 2/04/08 Seen on Truthout

“The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.”
– Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943 (more…)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 15, 2008

Marjorie Cohn, NLG President, marjorie@tjsl.edu, 619-374-6923
Heidi Boghosian, NLG Executive Director, director@nlg.org, 212-679-5100, ext. 11 (more…)

February 13, 2008
Marjorie Cohn, President, National Lawyers Guild, marjorie@tjsl.edu, 619-374-6923
Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director, director@nlg.org, 212-679-5100 x11
Responding to fear-mongering by the Bush administration, the Senate voted on February 12 to give retroactive immunity to the telecommunications companies that have turned over our telephone and Internet communications to the government. (more…)

Bill Fisher Huffinton Post 2/14/08

Since this is the season of nominations — Grammys, Oscars, etc. – it’s time for me to disclose my choice for the winner of “The Most Outrageous Statement of the Year.” (more…)

By Eric Margolis Edmonton Sun 2/10/08

At this week’s NATO conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, an angry U.S. Secretary of Defence Robert Gates accused some Europeans of not being prepared to “fight and die” in Afghanistan in the battle against the Taliban. (more…)

See here.

Former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is being paid $30,000 by Washington University to speak in St. Louis! Come out and show that St. Louis does not support torture, illegal wiretapping, extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, lying under oath, violating international law, and so much more!: www.insteadofwar.org.

From FCNL, a Quaker lobby in the public interest.

The federal budget is a reflection of our country’s moral values. Does this budget reflect your values?: Where Do Our IncomeTax Dollars Go?.

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